Bill Good and Pamela Martin say goodbye
Published Monday, January 3, 2011 9:12AM PST
After almost 10 years on the anchor desk, Pamela Martin and Bill Good said goodbye to CTV News at Six in a special broadcast Wednesday night.
They leave their positions after delivering a legacy of ratings, credibility and awards to the station that wooed them nearly a decade ago.
The pair launched their careers at Robson and Burrard in 2001, after what would be remembered as "The Great Anchor Heist." Good and Martin, two of the most recognizable and successful news anchors in the province, helped launch the downtown Vancouver newsroom's new status as CTV's West Coast affiliate.
The dynamic duo brought an immediate impact and ratings shot straight up, propelling the nightly newscast past the established news broadcasts at CBC and CKVU. With Good and Martin at the helm, CTV News at Six has frequently held a unique status as the only television newscast in the market with an audience that is growing, not shrinking.
During Martin and Good's tenure on the anchor desk, CTV News at Six has been repeatedly named the best local newscast in Canada by the Radio and Television News Directors Association of Canada.
But all good things come to an end, and the respected anchors announced they were stepping down earlier this month.
Good says he wants to lighten his workload and focus on hosting his popular radio show on CKNW, while Martin says she's ready for a change and wants to concentrate on her community and fundraising work.